Richard A. Leo, 79, of East Syracuse passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 4, 2019.
Born in Syracuse on March 5, 1940, he was the son of Daniel and Myra Pickard Leo. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Dick worked for New Process Gear as a painter for over 35 years.
He was a past commander and life member of the Arthur Butler American Legion Post 359 in East Syracuse. He was involved with AA for the last 26 years where he has many friends and helped many people. He volunteered and worked at Tully Hill for several years.
Dick was an avid Syracuse Basketball and NY Yankees Fan. He enjoyed many years camping, boating and fishing the Saint Lawrence River with his wife, children and grandchildren creating many lasting memories.
He is predeceased by his parents and sister Judith Seymour.
Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Barbara J. Landers; son, Daniel T. Leo; daughters, Christine (Bill O’Neil) Jacopelle and Susan (Peter Currier) Fannetti; grandchildren, Michael V., Jordan, Joey, Michael F., Jonathan, Nichole and Lisa; great grandchildren, Maxim, Louie, Brookelynn, Khole and Eliana; sister, Geraldine (Donald) Smith; brothers, James (Stephen Wise) and Ronald (JoAnne) Leo; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 8 from 4 to 7pm at the R.H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel, 6530 Schepp Corners Road, Minoa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday May 9 at 11am at St. Matthews Church, East Syracuse. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.